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General Educational Core Outcomes & Student Learning Objectives

Associate Degree Nurse

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES – GENERAL EDUCATION CORE OUTCOMES FOR ASSOCIATE DEGREE STUDENTS      

The following General Education Core outcomes should be met in the 15 credits required of all Associate in Arts (AA),
Associate in Science (AS), and Applied Associate in Science (AAS). 

Communication. Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate control of grammar and the standard rules of written English.
  2. Write effective essays.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to access interpret, and evaluate information (Information Literacy).
    1. See Student Learning Objectives Coordinated with Program Outcomes:
      1. Outcome I: Students will be able to establish client outcomes and plan care that focuses on prevention and alleviation of problems with a return to optimal level of wellness including principles of safety, health teaching, and current technology

Cultural Appreciation. Students will be able to:

  1. Describe the cultural forces affecting the traditional of visual art, theatre, or music.
    1. See Student Learning Objectives Coordinated with Program Outcomes:
      1. Outcome II: Students will be able to demonstrate respect for ethnic and cultural diversity in the development of therapeutic, holistic, caring relationships with patients, families and communities in professional relationships with members of the health care team.

Critical Thinking. Student will be able to:

  1. Analyze complex situations, solve problems, and assess actions.
    See Student Learning Objectives Coordinated with Program Outcomes:
    1. Outcome III: Students will be able to assess and prioritize client needs (using NANDA diagnoses), integrating individual cultural variables

Collaboration. Students will be able to:

  1. Describe their roles as members of a broader community.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a group member.
    1. See Student Learning Objectives Coordinated with Program Outcomes:
      1. Outcome IV: Students will be able to demonstrate evidence-based practice and promote quality care
        individually by adhering to and implementing national standards and guidelines; fostering collaboration and
        communication with team members by using technology and current resources.
      2. Outcome XI. : Students will be able to function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams,
        fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.

 2.11 STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES COORDINATED WITH PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

ROLE AS PROVIDER OF CARE
HUMAN FLOURISHING: Promotion of human dignity, integrity, self-determination and personal growth of patient, oneself, and members of the heath care team (National League for Nursing, 2010).
Integrating Concept: Relationship-Centered Care
I. OUTCOME: Integrate knowledge of the biopsychosocial sciences and applied mathematics.
Foundations of Nursing Practice
Semester I
Basic Care of the Adult
Semester I
Intermediate Adult Care
Semester II
 
  1. Recognize the role of the nurse as a patient advocate.
  2. Define informed consent.
  1. Identify developmental and mental status to promote patient advocacy.
  2. Develop and promote patient advocacy skills.
  3. Define informed consent upholding patient rights.
  4. Uphold “Nursing Home Patient Bill of Rights.”
  5. Identify and use community resources for the promotion of care and function.
  6. Participate in care plan conference.
  1. Implement the role of the nurse as the patient’s advocate.
  2. Define informed consent upholding patient rights.
  3. Uphold the “Patient Bill of Rights”
  4. Promote client advocacy; accept patient’s emotion and respond to distress of patients and families.
 
Maternal-Infant Nursing
Semester III
Nursing Care of the Child
Semester III
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Semester III
Advanced Adult Care
Semester IV
  1. Identify issues related to pregnancy, labor and birth that require decision-making by the patient
  2. Explain choices and promote client autonomy in making informed decision.
  3. Uphold “Pregnant Patient Bill of Rights.”
  1. Promote patient advocacy by informing parents about health care services available in the hospital and community.
  2. Provide therapeutic care using interventions that eliminate or minimize the psychological and physical distress experienced by children and their families in the health care system.
  3. Uphold “Patient Bill of Rights.”
  1. Promote client advocacy by providing information about agency policies for safety, special precautions and least restrictive treatment alternatives in the psychiatric setting.
  2. Involve client and significant others in plan of care.
  3. Uphold “Bill of Rights for Psychiatric Patients.”
  1. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to advocate for positive individual and organizational outcomes.
  2. Involve patient and family in plan of care.
  3. Uphold “Patient Bill of Rights.”
II. OUTCOME: Assess and prioritize client needs (using NANDA diagnoses), integrating individual cultural variables.
Foundations of Nursing Practice
Semester I
Basic Care of the Adult
Semester I
Intermediate Adult Care
Semester II
 
  1. Describe self-awareness and respect for the dignity, diversity and uniqueness of others in establishing therapeutic relationships.
  2. Recognize personal beliefs, values and biases.
  3. Identify and utilize interpersonal skills in the communication process.
  4. Define effective interpersonal interactions.
  1. Summarize patient, family and community values, preferences, and needs from clinical interview process, implementation of plan of care and evaluation of nursing care.
  2. Demonstrate respect for the patient’s dignity and uniqueness.
  3. Use therapeutic interactions in the communication process with patients and members of the health care team.
  4. Use respect and sensitivity for diverse, older adult patients, recognizing preferences, values and needs in providing compassionate nursing care.
  1. Determine individual patient, family and community values, preferences and needs in establishing therapeutic relationships and in planning, implementation and evaluation of compassionate, coordinated health care.
  2. Demonstrate respect for the patient’s dignity and uniqueness.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients, families and members of the health care team.
  4. Demonstrate cultural awareness in the provision of health care services, during the planning, implementation and evaluation of coordinated health care.
 
 Maternal-Infant Nursing
Semester III
 Nursing Care of the Child
Semester III
 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Semester III
Advanced Adult Care
Semester IV
  1. Demonstrate self-awareness and respect for the dignity, diversity and uniqueness of others in establishing therapeutic relationships.
  2. Examine awareness of personal beliefs, values and biases.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills in implementing nursing care to the child-bearing family.
  1. Demonstrate self-awareness and respect for the dignity, diversity and uniqueness of others in establishing therapeutic relationships with child and families.
  2. Examine awareness of personal beliefs, values and biases.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills with children of all ages, families, and members of the health care team.
  1. Demonstrate self-awareness and respect for the dignity, diversity and uniqueness of others in establishing therapeutic relationships with clients experiencing alterations mental health status.
  2. Examine awareness of personal beliefs, values and biases.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills with psychiatric clients, significant others and members of the health care team.
  1. Combine individual patient, family and community values, preferences and needs in establishing therapeutic relationships and in planning, implementation and evaluation of compassionate and coordinated health care.
  2. Evaluate cultural awareness and personal beliefs, values and biases during professional relationships with other members of the health care team.
  3. Promotes effective communication skills with patients, families and members of the health care team; accepts patient’s emotions and responds to distress in patient and self.
NURSING JUDGMENT: Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nurse science in the provision of safe, quality care and promote the health of patients within a family and community context.
Integrating Concept: Knowledge & Science
III. OUTCOME: Assess and prioritize client needs (using NANDA diagnoses), integrating individual cultural variables
Foundations of Nursing Practice
Semester I
 Basic Care of the Adult
Semester I
Intermediate Adult Care
Semester II
 
  1. Describe a systematic format to gather information and classify data in patient need and developmental task categories.
  2. Identify factors that contribute to a patient’s client’s health / illness state according to Maslow’s hierarchy.
  3. Discuss the role of the professional nurse in the care of patients of various cultures.
  4. Prioritize nursing diagnoses according to Maslow’s Theory.
  5. Describe and demonstrate collection of assessment data in the simulated lab.
  1. Complete systematic assessments of patient’s basic needs including psychological, psychosocial, cultural, cognitive, functional and environmental variables.
  2. Identify normal and abnormal assessment findings.
  3. Select nursing diagnoses based on assessment of patient’s basic needs, the growth/aging process and cognitive and teaching-learning needs.
  4. Prioritize nursing diagnoses according to Maslow’s Theory.
  1. Complete a systematic, head to toe assessment of patient’s needs including psychological, psychosocial, cultural, cognitive, functional and environmental variables.
  2. Compare patient’s assessment data noting deviations from normal.
  3. Select nursing diagnoses based on assessment of patient’s basic needs, the growth/aging process, and cognitive and teaching-learning needs.
  4. Prioritize nursing diagnoses according to Maslow’s Theory and assessment of patient’s basic needs, the growth/ aging process, cognitive and teaching-learning needs.
 
Maternal-Infant Nursing
Semester III
Nursing Care of the Child
Semester III
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Semester III
Advanced Adult Care
Semester IV
  1. Execute systematic assessments of newborn, maternity and postpartal patients identifying information needed to promote a normal pregnancy/ outcome and fetal/infant well-being.
  2. Outline normal and abnormal antepartal and intrapartal surveillance data.
  3. Recognize selected fetal heart rate and labor patterns on fetal monitors.
  4. Produce appropriate nursing diagnoses derived from healthy & high risk mothers and infants.
  5. Examine patient learning needs and implement most effective teaching approach.
  1.   (1) Complete assessments of children and parents for knowledge deficits or learning needs
      (2) Discuss ways in which the societal and cultural background of the family affects children, their health, and their relationships.
  2. Identify normal and abnormal assessment findings.
  3. Identify nursing diagnoses that describes the responses of the child and family to illness or injury.
  1. Complete psychosocial, mental status and nursing assessments of selected psychiatric clients.
  2. Identify normal and abnormal assessment findings.
  3. Prioritize needs of selected clients of all ages to provide holistic care in the psychiatric setting.
  1. Select and prioritize diagnoses based on needs assessment incorporating cultural variables for patients with multi-system alterations.
  2. Analyze and compare patient’s assessment data noting deviations from normal.
NURSING JUDGMENT: Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nurse science in the provision of safe, quality care and promote the health of patients within a family and community context.
Integrating Concept: Quality and Safety
IV. OUTCOME: Demonstrate evidence-based practice and promote quality care individually by adhering to and implementing national standards and guidelines; fostering collaboration and communication with team members by using technology and current resources.
Foundations of Nursing Practice
Semester I
Basic Care of the Adult
Semester I
Intermediate Adult Care
Semester II
 
  1. Recognize and define national standards and guidelines that delineate the role and scope of nursing practice across all levels and settings.
  2. Identify evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention strategies
  3. Recognize and discuss potential risk factors for errors (e.g., short cuts, unapproved abbreviations).
  4. Provide a rationale for judgments used in the provision of safe, quality care and or decisions that promote the health of patients.
  5. Identify and adhere to patient safety practices in simulated lab setting (i.e., checking name band and use of 2 patient identifiers, maintaining safe patient environment, keeping side rails raised).
  1. Utilize nursing care according to an established plan which includes principles of safety, health teaching and use of technologies that contribute to safety.
  2. Describe evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention strategies
  3. Minimize risk of harm to patients and health care providers through system effectiveness and individual performance.
  4. Provide a rationale for judgments used in the provision of safe, quality care and or decisions that promote the health of patients.
  5. Identify and adhere to patient safety practices per clinical agency policy (i.e., checking name band and use of two patient identifiers, timely reporting of changes in patient condition, maintaining safe pt. environment).
  1. Implement nursing care according to an established plan which includes principles of safety, health teaching and use of technologies that contribute to safety.
  2. Implement evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention strategies during nursing care
  3. Minimize risk of harm to patients and health care providers through system effectiveness and individual performance.
  4. Demonstrate sound judgments in the provision of safe, quality care and in decisions that promote the health of patients.
  5. Identify and adhere to patient safety practices per clinical agency policy (i.e., checking name band and use of two patient identifiers, timely reporting of changes in patient condition, maintaining safe pt. environment).

 
Maternal-Infant Nursing
Semester III
Nursing Care of the Child
Semester III
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Semester III
Advanced Adult Care
Semester IV
  1. Recognize and define national standards and guidelines that delineate the role and scope of nursing practice across all roles in the maternity setting.
  2. Identify evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention strategies in the maternity setting.
  3. Minimize risk of harm to patients and health care providers through system effectiveness and individual performance in the maternity setting
  4. Identify and adhere to patient safety practices in per clinical agency policy in maternity setting (i.e., checking name band and use of 2 patient identifiers, maintaining safe patient and infant environment, protecting infant from abduction).
  5. Administer medication to maternity clients and infants according to the “six rights”.
  6. Recognize the reporting process is transparent and reports errors and near misses in the maternity setting.
  1. Recognize and define national standards and guidelines that delineate the role and scope of nursing practice across all roles in the pediatric setting.
  2. Describe evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention strategies in the pediatric setting.
  3. Minimize risk of harm to patients and health care providers through system effectiveness and individual performance in the pediatric setting
  4. Identify and adhere to patient safety practices per clinical agency policy (i.e., checking name band and use of two patient identifiers, timely reporting of changes in patient condition, maintaining safe pt. environment, utilizing guardrails safety features of IV pumps).
  5. Administer medication to pediatric clients according to the “six rights”.
  6. Recognize the reporting process is transparent and reports errors and near misses in the pediatric setting.
  1. Recognize and define national standards and guidelines that delineate the role and scope of nursing practice across all roles in the psychiatric mental health setting.
  2. Describe evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention strategies in the psychiatric mental health setting.
  3. Minimize risk of harm to patients and health care providers through system effectiveness and individual performance in the psychiatric mental health setting
  4. Identify and adhere to patient safety practices per clinical agency policy (i.e., checking name band and use of two patient identifiers, timely reporting of changes in patient condition., maintaining safe pt. environment, maintain integrity of locked doors on unit).
  5. Administer medications to psychiatric clients according to the “six rights”.
  6. Recognize the reporting process is transparent and reports errors and near misses in the psychiatric mental health setting.
  1. Critique nursing care according to an established plan which utilizes national standards and guidelines that delineate the role and scope of nursing practice.
  2. Monitor evidence based health promotion and disease prevention strategies during nursing care.
  3. Minimize risk of harm to patients and health care providers through system effectiveness and reflection of individual performance.
  4. Identify and adhere to patient safety practices per clinical agency policy (i.e., checking name band and use of two patient identifiers, timely reporting of changes in patient condition. maintaining safe pt. environment, utilizing guardrails safety features of IV pumps).
  5. Administer medications to patients according to the “six rights”.
  6. Examine and report judgments used in the provision of safe quality care and decisions that promote the health of patients.
NURSING JUDGMENT: Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nurse science in the provision of safe, quality care and promote the health of patients within a family and community context.
Integrating Concept::Knowledge & Science
V. OUTCOME: Establish client outcomes and plan care that focuses on prevention and alleviation of problems with a return to optimal level of wellness including principles of safety, health teaching, and current technology.
Foundations of Nursing Practice
Semester I
Basic Care of the Adult
Semester I
Intermediate Adult Care
Semester II
 
  1. Discuss health promotion strategies for each basic need category
  2. Define and provide examples of each step of the nursing process
  1. Recognize and determine appropriate and realistic outcomes for nursing interventions.
  2. Describe care using standardized interventions for identified nursing problems that address unique needs of older adults.
  3. State basic rationale for nursing interventions.
  4. Identify economic and health care issues as they relate to the planning of care for older adults.
  5. Communicate plan of care to other health care team members to achieve continuity of care.
  1. Formulate measurable and realistic outcomes.
  2. Individualize an adult plan of care as appropriate for individual patient and families
  3. Construct teaching plan as appropriate for selected situation for individual patients and families
 
Maternal-Infant Nursing
Semester III
Nursing Care of the Child
Semester III
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Semester III
Advanced Adult Care Semester IV
  1. Develop a plan of care for selected child-bearing families with focus on primary prevention and /or for families experiencing complication of the child-bearing process.
  1. Develop a plan of care that incorporates knowledge of the child’s age-related reactions to illness and hospitalization.
  1. Demonstrate measurable expected outcomes on process recording and nursing care plan
  1. (1) Propose outcomes for clients with multi-system alterations
(2) Formulate care plan for identified nursing diagnoses of clients with multi-system alterations
PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY: Internalization of core values and perspectives integral to the art and science of nursing.
Integrating Concept: Context and Environment
VI. OUTCOME: Implement role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe quality care for diverse patients within a family and community context.
Foundations of Nursing Practice
Semester I
Basic Care of the Adult
Semester I
Intermediate Adult Care
Semester II
 
  1. Identify ethical/legal issues and trends.
  2. Respect others during clinical activities; does not talk while others are talking, does not text or use cell phone, does not engage in inappropriate use of electronic resources
  3. Document care accurately according to legal standards.
  4. Recognize methods to maintain and protect client's confidentiality verbally and uphold HIPAA regulations.
  5. Identify technologies that contribute to patient and health care provider safety
  6. Implement nursing care according to an established plan which includes applying principles of safety, health teaching and use of technologies that contribute to safety
  7. Safely perform psychomotor skills designated for this course and for prior courses.
  8. Identify evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention strategies.
  1. Adhere to legal and ethical principles in relation to standards of practice
  2. Respect others during clinical activities; does not talk while others are talking, does not text or use cell phone, does not engage in inappropriate use of electronic resources
  3. Document care completely and accurately according to legal standards using electronic and /or written health records.
  4. Protect and maintain clients confidentiality; in written and verbal format and upholds HIPAA regulations according to agency policies.
  5. Utilize and apply technologies that contribute to patient and health care provider safety
  6. Implement nursing care according to an established plan which includes applying principles of safety, health teaching and use of technologies that contribute to safety.
  7. Safely perform psychomotor skills designated for this course and for prior courses.
  8. Use evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention strategies.
  1. Analyze and adhere to legal and ethical principles in relation to standards of practice.
  2. Respect others during clinical activities; does not talk while others are talking, does not text or use cell phone, does not engage in inappropriate use electronic resources
  3. Document care completely and accurately according to legal standards using electronic and /or written health records.
  4. Protect and maintain clients confidentiality; in written and verbal format and uphold HIPAA regulations according to agency policies.
  5. Utilize and apply technologies that contribute to patient and health care provider safety
  6. Implement nursing care according to an established plan which includes applying principles of safety, health teaching and use of technologies that contribute to safety.
  7. Safely perform psychomotor skills designated for this course and for prior courses.
  8. Apply evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention strategies.
 
Maternal-Infant Nursing
Semester III
Nursing Care of the Child
Semester III
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Semester III
Advanced Adult Care
Semester IV
  1. Identify ethical/legal issues and trends.
  2. Adhere to legal and ethical principles in relation to standards of practice
  3. Document care completely and accurately according to legal standards using electronic and / or written health records.
  4. Respect others during clinical activities; does not talk while others are talking, does not text or use cell phone, no inappropriate use of computers
  5. Protect and maintain client confidentiality; in written and verbal format and upholds HIPAA regulations according to agency policies.
  6. Implement nursing care according to an established plan which includes applying principles of safety, health teaching and use of technologies that contribute to safety
  7. Safely perform psychomotor skills designated for this course and for prior courses.
  8. Apply evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention strategies in the maternity setting.
  1. Identify ethical/legal issues and trends.
  2. Adhere to legal and ethical principles in relation to standards of practice
  3. Document care completely and accurately according to legal standards using electronic and / or written health records.
  4. Respect others during clinical activities; does not talk while others are talking, does not text or use cell phone, no inappropriate use of computers
  5. Protect and maintain client confidentiality; in written and verbal format and upholds HIPAA regulations according to agency policies.
  6. Implement nursing care according to an established plan which includes applying principles of safety, health teaching and use of technologies that contribute to safety
  7. Safely perform psychomotor skills designated for this course and for prior courses.
  8. Apply evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention strategies in the maternity setting.
  1. Identify ethical/legal issues and trends.
  2. Adhere to legal and ethical principles in relation to standards of practice
  3. Document care completely and accurately according to legal standards using electronic and / or written health records.
  4. Respect others during clinical activities; does not talk while others are talking, does not text or use cell phone, no inappropriate use of computers
  5. Protect and maintain client confidentiality; in written and verbal format and upholds HIPAA regulations according to agency policies.
  6. Implement nursing care according to an established plan which includes applying principles of safety, health teaching and use of technologies that contribute to safety
  7. Safely perform psychomotor skills designated for this course and for prior courses.
  8. Apply evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention strategies in the maternity setting.
  1. Identify ethical/legal issues and trends.
  2. Adhere to legal and ethical principles in relation to standards of practice
  3. Document care completely and accurately according to legal standards using electronic and / or written health records.
  4. Respect others during clinical activities; does not talk while others are talking, does not text or use cell phone, no inappropriate use of computers
  5. Protect and maintain client confidentiality; in written and verbal format and upholds HIPAA regulations according to agency policies.
  6. Implement nursing care according to an established plan which includes applying principles of safety, health teaching and use of technologies that contribute to safety
  7. Safely perform psychomotor skills designated for this course and for prior courses.
  8. Apply evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention strategies.
PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY: Internalization of core values and perspectives that are integral to the art and science of nursing.
Integrating Concept: Teamwork and Collaboration.
VII. OUTCOME: Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.
 Foundations of Nursing Practice
Semester I
 Basic Care of the Adult
Semester I
 Intermediate Adult Care
Semester II
 
  1. Describe own strengths, limitations and values, as a functioning member of the healthcare team.
  2. Initiate requests for help in skills lab setting when appropriate.
  3. Differentiate between assisting, delegating, supervision, and evaluation of care provided by others.
  4. Identify accurate and effective communication
  5. Identify communication and documentation practices which minimize risks associated with handoffs among providers and across transitions in care.
  1. Describe own strengths, limitations and values, as a functioning member of the healthcare team
  2. Initiate requests for help when appropriate to the situation
  3. Assist, delegate, supervise, and evaluate the care provided by others
  4. Communicate findings in a timely accurate and effective manner to instructor and other members of the health care team
  5. Adhere to communication and documentation practices that minimize risk associated with handoffs among providers and across transitions in care.
    1. Utilize SBAR format or agency specific guidelines
  1. Analyze own strengths, limitations and values, as a functioning member of the healthcare team
  2. Initiate requests for help when appropriate to the situation
  3. Assist, delegate, supervise, and evaluate the care provided by others
  4. Communicate findings in a timely accurate and effective manner to instructor and other members of the health care team
  5. Adhere to communication and documentation practices that minimize risk associated with handoffs among providers and across transitions in care.
    1. Utilize SBAR format or agency specific guidelines
 
Maternal-Infant Nursing
Semester III
Nursing Care of the Child
Semester III
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Semester III
Advanced Adult Care
Semester IV
  1. Describe own strengths, limitations and values, as a functioning member of the healthcare team
  2. Initiate requests for help when appropriate to the situation
  3. Assist, delegate, supervise, and evaluate the care provided by others
  4. Communicate findings in a timely accurate and effective manner to instructor and other members of the health care team.
  5. Adhere to communication and documentation practices that minimize risk associated with handoffs among providers and across transitions in care.
    1. Utilize SBAR format or agency specific guidelines.
  6. Participate in the implementation of the interdisciplinary plan in collaboration with other health care team members.
  1. Describe own strengths, limitations and values, as a functioning member of the healthcare team
  2. Initiate requests for help when appropriate to the situation
  3. Assist, delegate, supervise, and evaluate the care provided by others
  4. Communicate findings in a timely accurate and effective manner to instructor and other members of the health care team.
  5. Adhere to communication and documentation practices that minimize risk associated with handoffs among providers and across transitions in care.
    1. Utilize SBAR format or agency specific guidelines.
  6. Participate in the implementation of the interdisciplinary plan in collaboration with other health care team members.
  1. Describe own strengths, limitations and values, as a functioning member of the healthcare team
  2. Initiate requests for help when appropriate to the situation
  3. Assist, delegate, supervise, and evaluate the care provided by others
  4. Communicate findings in a timely accurate and effective manner to instructor and other members of the health care team.
  5. Adhere to communication and documentation practices that minimize risk associated with handoffs among providers and across transitions in care.
    1. Utilize SBAR format or agency specific guidelines.
  6. Participate in the implementation of the interdisciplinary plan in collaboration with other health care team members.
  1. Provide safe, competent nursing care for clients with multi-system alterations.
  2. Document care according to legal standards.
  3. Adhere to professional standards of conduct.
  4. Maintain client confidentiality.
SPIRIT OF INQUIRY
Integrating Concept: Knowledge and Science
VIII. OUTCOME: Integrate knowledge of biological, psychosocial, and behavioral sciences, & applied mathematics.
Foundations of Nursing Practice
Semester I
Basic Care of the Adult
Semester I
Intermediate Adult Care
Semester II
 
  1. Identify the basis for nursing actions, considering research, evidence, tradition, and patient preferences
  2. List normal parameters of basic biopsychosocial needs
  3. Demonstrate basic nursing math competency
  4. Explain the philosophy, outcomes, and conceptual framework of the nursing program
  1. Integrate knowledge of basic scientific principles, applied mathematics, and nursing concepts when applying nursing interventions and standards of care to the adult and older adult patients
  2. Identify pathophysiologic and / or psychosocial factors contributing to the client's state of disequilibrium.

    1. Identify demographics and characteristics of the older adult population

    2. Discuss different theories of aging

    3. Compare pathophysiology with healthy aging
  3. Demonstrate basic nursing math competency
  4. Explain rationale for pharmaceutical plan of care

 

  1. Integrate knowledge of basic scientific principles, applied mathematics, and nursing concepts when applying nursing interventions and standards of care to the patients in the acute care setting
  2. Analyze biopsychosocial factors contributing to the client's health /illness state, with focus on:

    1. alterations in fluid, electrolyte and acid base balance

    2. Alterations in nutrition and metabolism; ingestion and absorption problems.

    3. Alterations in elimination; intestinal problems

    4. Alterations in selected sensory/perceptual problems: neurologic, eye and fear
  3. Demonstrate nursing math competency

    1. Compute accurate drug doses, including calculations for primary and secondary IV infusions.
  4. Explain rationale for pharmaceutical plan of care.
 
Maternal-Infant Nursing
Semester III
Nursing Care of the Child
Semester III
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Semester III

Advanced Adult Care

Semester IV
  1. Explain physiologic and psychologic changes occurring in a woman during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods.
  2. (1) Correlate behavioral changes to the physical changes of a client in the labor and delivery process
    (2) Explain changes in reactivity and physical status during the first few hours/days of a neonate's life
  3. Demonstrate basic math competency
    (1) Convert lbs. to kg, Centigrade to Fahrenheit etc.
    (2) Calculate safe weight-based  24-hour and divided dosage range (mg/kg)
  4. Explain rationale for pharmaceutical plan of care
  1. Demonstrate understanding of a child's physical and emotional growth and development from birth to adolescence.
  2. Utilize broad knowledge base in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and developmental psychology to explain physiologic and psychologic basis for health problems
  3. Demonstrate pediatric math competency.
    (1) Calculate safe weight-based 24-hour and divided dosage range (mg/kg).
  4. Explain rationale for pharmaceutical plan of care
  1. Utilize biopsychosocial theories to explain physiologic ad psychologic basis for health problems of the mental health client with selected health problems.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the diagnostic criteria and procedures pertinent to the treatment of psychiatric clients.
  3. Demonstrate basic math competency.
  4. Explain rationale for pharmaceutical plan of care
  1. Explain biopsychosocial rationale for nursing care of clients with multi-system alterations.
  2. Analyze data noting deviations from normal of clients with multi-system alterations.
    (1) Employ age appropriate, culturally sensitive care.
  3. Demonstrate basic math competency.
    (1) Compute accurate drug dosages, including calculations for specialty intravenous drips
  4. Explain rationale for pharmaceutical plan of care
SPIRIT OF INQUIRY
Integrating Concept: Personal & Professional Development
IX. OUTCOME: Demonstrate accountability for professional behavior and growth.
Foundations of Nursing Practice
Semester I
Basic Care of the Adult
Semester I
Intermediate Adult Care
Semester II
 
  1. Adhere to college, departmental and institutional policies
  2. Identify qualities depicting accountability of the professional nurse
  3. Demonstrate professional appearance; adheres to required dress code.
  4. Complete and submit all written requirements on time as scheduled.
  5. Participate in clinical activities as scheduled, arrives on time and is prepared for the daily assignment.
  6. Perform technical skills designated for this course in the simulated campus lab according to stated criteria.
  7. Demonstrate ability to apply theoretical knowledge base to clinical practice.
  8. Demonstrate accountability for nursing judgments and actions; accept responsibility for ones own actions and attitudes
  9. Review own performance
  1. Adhere to college, departmental and institutional policies
  2. Adhere to professional standards of conduct.
  3. Demonstrate professional appearance; adheres to required dress code.
  4. Complete and submit all written requirements on time as scheduled.
  5. Participate in clinical activities as scheduled,  arrives on time and is prepared for the daily assignment.
  6. Discuss data collected in preparation to care for the client
  7. Relate theoretical knowledge base appropriately to clinical experiences.
  8. Demonstrate accountability for nursing judgments and actions; accept responsibility for ones own actions and attitudes
  9. Review own performance
  1. Adhere to college, departmental and institutional policies
  2. Adhere to professional standards of conduct.
  3. Demonstrate professional appearance; adheres to required dress code.
  4. Complete and submit all written requirements on time as scheduled.
  5. Participate in clinical activities as scheduled, arrives on time and is prepared for the daily assignment.
  6. Discuss data collected in preparation to care for the client
  7. Demonstrate congruence between theoretical preparation and clinical application.
  8. Demonstrate accountability for nursing judgments and actions; accept responsibility for ones own actions and attitudes
  9. Review own performance
 
Maternal-Infant Nursing
Semester III
Nursing Care of the Child
Semester III
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Semester III
Advanced Adult Care
Semester IV
  1. Adhere to college, departmental and institutional policies.
  2. Adhere to professional standards of conduct.
  3. Demonstrate professional appearance; adheres to required dress code.
  4. Complete and submit all written requirements on time as scheduled.
  5. Participate in clinical activities as scheduled, arrives on time and is prepared for the daily assignment
  6. Demonstrate ability to apply theoretical knowledge base to clinical practice.
  7. Demonstrate accountability for nursing judgments and actions; accepts responsibility for ones own actions and attitudes
  8. Engage in service learning.
  1. Adhere to college, departmental and institutional policies.
  2. Adhere to professional standards of conduct.
  3. Demonstrate professional appearance; adheres to required dress code.
  4. Complete and submit all written requirements on time as scheduled.
  5. Participate in clinical activities as scheduled, arrives on time and is prepared for the daily assignment
  6. Relate theoretical knowledge base appropriately to clinical experiences.
  7. Demonstrate accountability for nursing judgments and actions; accepts responsibility for ones own actions and attitudes
  8. Engage in service learning.
  1. Adhere to college, departmental and institutional policies.
  2. Adhere to professional standards of conduct.
  3. Demonstrate professional appearance; adheres to required dress code.
  4. Complete and submit all written requirements on time as scheduled.
  5. Participate in clinical activities as scheduled, arrives on time and is prepared for the daily assignment
  6. Demonstrate congruence between theoretical preparation and clinical application.
  7. Demonstrate accountability for nursing judgments and actions; accepts responsibility for ones own actions and attitudes
  8. Engage in service learning.
  1. Adhere to college, departmental and institutional policies.
  2. Adhere to professional standards of conduct.
  3. Demonstrate professional appearance; adheres to required dress code.
  4. Complete and submit all written requirements on time as scheduled.
  5. Participate in clinical activities as scheduled, arrives on time and is prepared for the daily assignment
  6. Demonstrate congruence between theoretical preparation and clinical application.
  7. Demonstrate accountability for nursing judgments and actions; accepts responsibility for ones own actions and attitudes
  8. Engage in service learning.
SPIRIT OF INQUIRY: Examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to challenge the status quo, question underlying assumptions, and offer new insights to improve the quality of care for patient families and communities
Integrating Concept: Personal and Professional Development: The “lifelong process of learning, refining, integrating values an behaviors that (a) are consistent with the professions history, goals, and code of ethics; (b) serve to distinguish the practice of nurses from other health care providers; (c) give nurses the courage needed to continuously improve the care of patients, families, and communities and to ensure the profession’s ongoing viability”. (NLN, p. 23).
Outcome X: Demonstrate personal accountability for life-long learning and professional development that reflects professional values, integrity, creative thinking evolution of leadership responsibilities and scholarly inquiry.
Foundations of Nursing Practice
Semester I
Basic Care of the Adult
Semester I
Intermediate Adult Care
Semester II
 
  1. Seek opportunities to expand knowledge base and clinical skills.
  2. Identify and discuss non-linear problem solving
  3. Differentiate between leadership and management
  4. Describe leadership strategies of situation monitoring, cross monitoring, methods of providing mutual support and effective feedback.
  5. Identify decision making skills; particularly in context of uncertainty and ambiguity.
  6. Demonstrate flexibility by accepting multiple right answers in patient care and other professional situations.
  7. Identify tools for conflict management.
  8. Engage in service learning.
  1. Seek opportunities to expand knowledge base and clinical skills.
  2. Engage in non-linear problem solving (e.g. brainstorming, examination of multiple alternative possibilities)
  3. Differentiate between leadership and management; show willingness to assume leadership role when needed
  4. Utilize leadership strategies of situation monitoring, cross monitoring, methods of providing mutual support and effective feedback.
  5. Use decision making skills; particularly in context of uncertainty and ambiguity.
  6. Demonstrate flexibility by accepting multiple right answers in patient care and other professional situations; is accepting of uncertainty and ambiguity.
  7. Employ tools for conflict management; apply leadership skills.
  8. Engage in service learning.
  1. Seek opportunities to expand knowledge base and clinical skills.
  2. Engage in non-linear problem solving (e.g. brainstorming, examination of multiple alternative possibilities)
  3. Observe and analyze differences between leadership and management and demonstrate willingness to assume leadership role when needed
  4. Utilize leadership strategies of situation monitoring, cross monitoring, methods of providing mutual support and effective feedback.
  5. Apply decision making skills; particularly in context of uncertainty and ambiguity.
  6. Demonstrate flexibility by accepting multiple right answers in patient care and other professional situations; is accepting of uncertainty and ambiguity.
  7. Employ tools for conflict management; apply leadership skills.
  8. H. Engage in service learning.
 
Maternal-Infant Nursing
Semester III
Nursing Care of the Child
Semester III
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Semester III
Advanced Adult Care
Semester IV
  1. Seek opportunities to expand knowledge base and clinical skills in the perinatal environment.
  2. Engage in non-linear problem solving (e. g, brainstorming, examination of multiple alternative possibilities) in the perinatal environment.
  3. Differentiate between leadership and management
  4. Utilize leadership strategies e.g., situation monitoring, cross monitoring, providing mutual support and effective feedback.
  5. Identify decision making skills; particularly in context of uncertainty and ambiguity
  6. Accept multiple right answers in patient care and other professional situations; is accepting of uncertainty and ambiguity.
  7. Employ tools for conflict management when appropriate.
  8. Engage in service learning
  1. Seek opportunities to expand pediatric knowledge base and clinical skills in the acute care and community environment.
  2. Engage in non-linear problem solving (e., brainstorming, examination of multiple alternative possibilities) during the care of children and their families.
  3. Differentiate between leadership and management
  4. Utilize leadership strategies of situation monitoring, cross monitoring, methods of providing mutual support and effective feedback.
  5. Use decision making skills; particularly in context of uncertainty and ambiguity
  6. Accept multiple right answers in patient care and other professional situations; is accepting of uncertainty and ambiguity.
  7. Employ tools for conflict management; apply leadership skills.
  8. Engage in service learning
  1. Seek opportunities to expand knowledge base and clinical skills.in the psychiatric mental health environment.
  2. Engage in non-linear problem solving (e. g, brainstorming, examination of multiple alternative possibilities) in the psychiatric mental health environment
  3. Differentiate between leadership and management
  4. Utilize leadership strategies of situation monitoring, cross monitoring, methods of providing mutual support and effective feedback.
  5. Apply decision making skills; particularly in context of uncertainty and ambiguity
  6. Accept multiple right answers in patient care and other professional situations; is accepting of uncertainty and ambiguity.
  7. Employ tools for conflict management; apply leadership skills.
  8. Engage in service learning
  1. Seek opportunities to expand knowledge base and clinical skills in the acute care and intensive care environment.
  2. Engage in non-linear problem solving (e. g, brainstorming, examination of multiple alternative possibilities) in the acute and intensive care environment
  3. Differentiate between leadership and management
  4. Utilize leadership strategies of situation monitoring, cross monitoring, methods of providing mutual support and effective feedback.
  5. Apply and analyze decision making skills; particularly in context of uncertainty and ambiguity
  6. Accept multiple right answers in patient care and other professional situations; is accepting of uncertainty and ambiguity.
  7. Employ tools for conflict management; apply leadership skills.
  8. Engage in service learning
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